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    Floating eggs

    I had done these hollow forms and didn't know quite what to put in them as with the huge voids they needed something. In the end I have made eggs and put them on little pedestals inside so that they look as though they are floating. The smaller one (6" x 5") has a little sycamore egg in natural wood and the larger one (8" x 6") has a golden egg.


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    I like your turnings. But, personally, the egg thing doesn't turn me on. I believe those turnings would look just great with a natural finish inside and no gimmiks.
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    I agree with Frank. Your turnings are simply amazing but the egg doesn't really appeal to me.
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    Look pretty cool. Kind of a "look what I found" idea. Gives new meaning to "inclusion" doesn't it?
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    I like the turnings but lose the egg. Well put them on another shelf.
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    I see where you are going with it Pete, but I agree that the wood egg is out of place there. What might look cool would be a thunder egg cut in half. Kind of the merging of two mediums. A nice focused light would bring out a stunning effect. Just a thought.
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    Is a thunder egg kind of like a geode? That might be cool....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Is a thunder egg kind of like a geode? That might be cool....
    Exactly. I think the effect would be stunning
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    Something like this
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    The skill and effort put into these pieces is apparent, but for some reason they don't send me the way most of your other work does, Pete. I think Drew might be onto something. The roughness of the geode would somewhat mirror the natural openings in the vessel, and the black backdrop would enhance it (in my opinion).
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